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by Peter Connan
19 Feb 2018 18:23
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Radiator

Eish. Here's hoping for a small repair bill!
by Peter Connan
19 Feb 2018 18:20
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Project Snowy met n turbo
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Project Snowy met n turbo

Not an expert on Diesels, but: Piston weight and RPM combined is the biggest contributor to engine wear once the engine is up to working temperature. As far as I am concerned, lighter must be better. But, the above only counts if the crown height is the same, because if not the compression ratio wil...
by Peter Connan
19 Feb 2018 17:59
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Radiator
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Radiator

Ouch Atilla

Hope the engine and box are OK?
by Peter Connan
19 Feb 2018 13:06
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Is tyre life still 5 years on tyres?

Another big factor is whether the car lives in a garage or is subjected to UV radiation. I have certainly noticed that my last three sets of tires really started performing very badly in terms of sustaining damage more easily about 6 years after manufacture. In fact, the Bridgestones i recently thre...
by Peter Connan
19 Feb 2018 05:28
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Project Snowy met n turbo
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Project Snowy met n turbo

Looking at that I think valve guide or stem seal is a good candidate.

But if you are re-building the engine anyway, perhaps the cause doesn't really matter, since all the possible causes should be receiving attention anyway as part of a proper rebuild?
by Peter Connan
18 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: 33. Happy Birthday!!!
Topic: Happy Happy ChristoSlang
Replies: 20
Views: 120

Re: Happy Happy ChristoSlang

Belated happy birthday Christo.
by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 17:47
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Patrol porn......
Replies: 208
Views: 22056

Re: Patrol porn......

I stand corrected. Much more modified, and much more flex (nearly 50% more) than mine.

The limiting factor usually remains shock length. A higher lift, combined with extended bump stops like he has, gives room for longer shocks. Of course, the lift brings disadvantages too.

I stand humbled.
by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 16:24
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Patrol porn......
Replies: 208
Views: 22056

Re: Patrol porn......

He's also on Instagram, under the user name "One Tough Patrol".

From what I can gather, the front end setup is similar to what I have now, except that he's got much more lift for the 40" tires.
by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 05:22
Forum: 25. Trip/Route Queries
Topic: East Africa Trip 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 436

Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Wat 'n klomp stront. Speak to Walter Gygax (Kalahari Safari here and on SA4x4), who uses Patrols extensively as a tour guide, Malcolm van Coller (same story) and Wilfred Moore, who has done a similar trip in his 4.5. To my mind, all modern vehicles have reasonably similar tech. If he can work on a C...
by Peter Connan
12 Feb 2018 17:00
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Holes in air boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Holes in air boxes

This is what it looks like, seen from outside.
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I am prett6 sure that, at low engine speeds, this hole will ne able to drain water. At higher engine speeds, probably not.

For snow, i have no idea. I avoid the stuff wherever possible.

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